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The Gallery at UTA presents artists Vincent Valdez and Michelle Dizon in a new two-person exhibition


The Gallery at The University of Texas at Arlington is pleased to present a two-person exhibition featuring San Antonio/Los Angeles artist Vincent Valdez, and Los Angeles artist Michelle Dizon.
The two artists met in 2008 and discovered that, although focusing on different historical events and geographic subjects, each was dealing with issues of political resistance in their artwork.
Vincent was in the process of completing a painting, Nuthin' to See Here, Keep on Movin', that dealt with police brutality at the May 1, 2007 protest at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. Michelle had just finished a video installation, Civil Society (I) that dealt with events of civil unrest in Paris in 2005 and Los Angeles in 1992. Their conversations raised the question of how people resist in the face of oppressive forces and how it is that they, as artists, bear witness to this struggle.

Michelle Dizon & Vincent Valdez
January 26 – March 7, 2009
Reception: Friday, January 30, 6 – 8:30 p.m. with brief gallery talks by the artists beginning at 6:30 p.m.